The rise of fake news highlights the erosion of long-standing institutional bulwarks against misinformation in the internet age. Concern over the problem is global. However, much remains unknown regarding the vulnerabilities of individuals, institutions, and society to manipulations by malicious actors. A new system of safeguards is needed.
Mohammad Mostafavi-Dehzooei is an Associate at the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative. He obtained his PhD in Economics from Virginia Tech in 2016. He holds a Masters in Economics (2011) and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (2008) from Sharif University of Technology. Previously, he worked at the World Bank in 2015 and 2016. Mohammad's research has been in Development Economics, Labor Economics, and Economic Policy. His current research includes studying (i) the impacts of cash transfers program in Iran on poverty and labor supply decisions, (ii) Iraqi refugees and the labor market in the Middle East, and (iii) the effects of paid family leave laws on women's employment outcomes.Last Updated: Feb 27, 2017, 6:22pm